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Meaning of WEARING

Pronunciation:  w'ering

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; "she bought it for everyday wear"
  2. [n]  the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  3. [adj]  producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"

WEARING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: eating away, effortful, eroding, erosion, exhausting, tiring, wear, wearing away, wearying
 See Also: ablation, abrasion, act, attrition, beach erosion, chatter mark, corrasion, deflation, detrition, geological process, human action, human activity, planation, soil erosion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wear"ing\, n.
    1. The act of one who wears; the manner in which a thing
       wears; use; conduct; consumption.
             Belike he meant to ward, and there to see his
             wearing.                              --Latimer.
    2. That which is worn; clothes; garments. [Obs.]
             Give me my nightly wearing and adieu. --Shak.
  2. \Wear"ing\, a.
    Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel.